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PICKENS – The grandmother of a 14-month-old boy is in jail on charges of murder/homicide by child abuse after a lethal dose of Oxycodone was found in the “sippy” cup the woman gave to the child.
Angela Denise Brewer, 43, was arrested Thursday afternoon and is being held without bond in the Pickens County Detention Facility under

Pickens grandmother charged in toddler's death

PICKENS – The grandmother of a 14-month-old boy is in jail on charges of murder/homicide by child abuse after a lethal dose of Oxycodone was found in the “sippy” cup the woman gave to the child. Angela Denise Brewer, 43, was arrested Thursday afternoon and is being held without bond in the Pickens County Detention Facility under

Three bomb threats were made to area businesses Wednesday, prompting evacuations and police responses.
The first threat was made to the Walmart on New Franklin Road about 1:20 p.m., according to police records.
A male suspect called the store and claimed a red car loaded with explosives was going to drive through the front of the store and detona

Walmart, Waffle House evacuated after bomb threats

Three bomb threats were made to area businesses Wednesday, prompting evacuations and police responses. The first threat was made to the Walmart on New Franklin Road about 1:20 p.m., according to police records. A male suspect called the store and claimed a red car loaded with explosives was going to drive through the front of the store and detona

Today
Events: A bridge game is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655
Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857 
Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.

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Today Events: A bridge game is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. at Bellevue. Cost is $10 per person per month. 706-882-9655 Beginner ballroom dance lessons for all ages are given 7:30–8:30 p.m. at the Active Life center on Ragland Street. 706-884-5857 Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at noon, 6 p.m. and 8 p.

Troup County Commission on Tuesday tabled a proposal to restructure the Board of Elections and Registration.
The plan, which will be revisited after the first of the new year, would shrink the now seven-member board to three appointees and would require approval by the Georgia General Assembly.
Currently, the board is made up of one appointee fro

Commission tables shrinking BOER, seeks new court fee

Troup County Commission on Tuesday tabled a proposal to restructure the Board of Elections and Registration. The plan, which will be revisited after the first of the new year, would shrink the now seven-member board to three appointees and would require approval by the Georgia General Assembly. Currently, the board is made up of one appointee fro

A disabled LaGrange man was the victim of an attempted armed robbery Wednesday evening on the 1600 block of Jackson Street.
The victim told police he'd just arrived home to his apartment when he saw two African-American males approaching him as he unlocked his front door.
The two males asked the victim for a cigarette and when he refused, one of

Thieves attempt to rob disabled man

A disabled LaGrange man was the victim of an attempted armed robbery Wednesday evening on the 1600 block of Jackson Street. The victim told police he'd just arrived home to his apartment when he saw two African-American males approaching him as he unlocked his front door. The two males asked the victim for a cigarette and when he refused, one of

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He saw an opening, and he took it.
After Callaway's Eddie Culpepper knocked down a game-tying 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in overtime, LaGrange had the ball with a chance to win it.
The ball ended up in the hands of sophomore guard LaPerion Perry, who looked at what was in front of him and exploded toward the basket.
Perry made it to the rim

Last-second magic for Grangers

He saw an opening, and he took it. After Callaway's Eddie Culpepper knocked down a game-tying 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in overtime, LaGrange had the ball with a chance to win it. The ball ended up in the hands of sophomore guard LaPerion Perry, who looked at what was in front of him and exploded toward the basket. Perry made it to the rim

The Troup County Board of Education is expected vote today on a proposal to sell the former West Side Magnet School building to LaGrange College.
LaGrange College made an offer to the Troup County School System for the West Side Magnet School building from the Troup County School System, the two groups announced Wednesday afternoon. The proposed p

Sale set for vote

The Troup County Board of Education is expected vote today on a proposal to sell the former West Side Magnet School building to LaGrange College. LaGrange College made an offer to the Troup County School System for the West Side Magnet School building from the Troup County School System, the two groups announced Wednesday afternoon. The proposed p

A LaGrange woman reported someone kicked in the door of her home while she was inside.
The victim said she was asleep Tuesday morning at her home in the 500 block of Everette Street when she was awakened by someone kicking in the back door. She yelled and the burglar fled.
The victim described the burglar, whom she saw running from the home towar

Woman's yell scares away burglar

A LaGrange woman reported someone kicked in the door of her home while she was inside. The victim said she was asleep Tuesday morning at her home in the 500 block of Everette Street when she was awakened by someone kicking in the back door. She yelled and the burglar fled. The victim described the burglar, whom she saw running from the home towar

Arlington had no answer for LaGrange Academy's Whit Moreman.
Moreman, a post player for the Warriors, had 34 points and 16 rebounds in Tuesday's 65-61 overtime victory.
With the win, the Warriors (4-5 overall) improved to 4-1 in GISA Region 1-AA, and they snapped a lengthy losing streak against Arlington.
“We hadn't beaten Arlington in pro

Warriors power way to region win

Arlington had no answer for LaGrange Academy's Whit Moreman. Moreman, a post player for the Warriors, had 34 points and 16 rebounds in Tuesday's 65-61 overtime victory. With the win, the Warriors (4-5 overall) improved to 4-1 in GISA Region 1-AA, and they snapped a lengthy losing streak against Arlington. “We hadn't beaten Arlington in pro

They turned the tables.
On Saturday, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers were within striking distance in the fourth quarter, but they were out-played down the stretch and lost to LaGrange 69-51 on their own floor.
Those same two teams were matched up against each other on Tuesday, and this time the setting was LaGrange High.
It wasn't easy, but the Lad

Callaway prevails in overtime

They turned the tables. On Saturday, the Callaway Lady Cavaliers were within striking distance in the fourth quarter, but they were out-played down the stretch and lost to LaGrange 69-51 on their own floor. Those same two teams were matched up against each other on Tuesday, and this time the setting was LaGrange High. It wasn't easy, but the Lad





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